Freakonomics of Maritime Piracy
- The Pirate Latitudes. Langewiesche, William // Vanity Fair;Apr2009, Issue 584, p148
The article discusses the 2008 pirate attack on the French ship Le Ponant that resulted in the pirates collecting a $2.15 million ransom. The article describes how captain Patrick Marchesseau and the ship's crew handled the ordeal when the pirates came aboard the Le Ponant and held the crew...
- 'Hostes Humani Generis'. WITTMAN, AMY L. // Sea Power;Mar2009, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p4
The article reflects on the new U.S. plan to combat piracy. It opines that the plan document titled "Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa: Partnership and Action Plan," released in January 2009 specifically targets the lucrative hijacking-for ransom business of Somali pirates. It comments...
- Piracy in the Gulf of Aden. Leader, Stefan H. // Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International;Summer2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p30
â€¢ Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the east coast of Somalia has reached unprecedented levels during the past year, threatening one of the most important maritime routes in the world. Lack of effective governance in Somalia allows the pirates to operate with impunity. â€¢ Pirate...
- How Do We Make the Sea Lanes Safe? Bernstein, Mark // World Trade;Jun2009, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p42
The article focuses on piracy which is a growing threat in many commercial maritime routes around the world, particularly in the Gulf of Aden. It offers various solutions to keeping sea lanes safe, including providing firearms to crew members or hiring armed security guards and to stop paying...
- MODERN-DAY PIRATES. // Pacific Yachting;Jan2009, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p21
The article reports that the Gulf of Aden which runs between Yemen and Somalia was considered the pirate capital of the world. It is claimed that over 97 ships were being attacked in 2008, 40 of which were actually hijacked. A supertanker which carries $100 million worth of crude oil was...
- Last Laugh. // Federal Lawyer;Mar2013, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p104
A cartoon is presented about computer piracy and sea piracy.
- Piracy still a big problem in SE Asia. // Asia Insurance Review;Jul2014, p14
The article discusses the high incidence of piracy in Southeast Asian seas and oceans and mentions factors contributing to piracy including lax maritime regulations, poverty, and the existence of organized crime syndicates and radically politically motivated groups.
- Costs of dealing with Horn of Africa piracy to spiral. WATTS, MARK // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;6/1/2012, Vol. 56 Issue 22, p19
The article reports that with a growing number of piracy incidents off the Horn of Africa, the overall cost of handling piracy has increased as shipowners are forced to re-route their vessels, the ransom price for captured ships goes up, and capacity shortage for cargo ships becomes prevalent.
- LESSONS IN PIRACY PREVENTION. Leach, Peter T. // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);11/23/2009 Break Bult Supplement, p28
The article offers insights for breakbulk carriers on preventing maritime piracy based on the experiences of the multipurpose vessels CEC Future and BBC Trinidad in 2009. The author advises them to use naval escorts if possible and avoid crossing the East African waters. Details about the...